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Texas A&M University, Commerce

Commerce, Texas, United States
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About Texas A&M University, Commerce

Texas A&M University, Commerce is a coeducational, four-year, public research university located in the rural North Texas city of Commerce. The university was founded in 1889 as East Texas Normal College in Copper and also it is the fifth oldest state university. Moreover, it is a member of the Texas A &M University System and also the second largest university in United States.

Texas has enrolled approximately 6,898 undergraduate students and also additional 4,519 graduate students. The mascot of the university is lion and it is to honor the school’s founding president, William Leonidas Mayo. The current president of the university is Dr. Dan R. Jones.

Since 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce has been known as a leader in providing an excellent education. It’s because we care about people and relationships. We’re a big-name university, but our focus is helping you achieve success. A&M-Commerce faculty and staff will know your name and work closely with you to understand your goals and dreams. Our professors will care about your growth and be your loudest supporters when you walk across the stage to get your degree.

We realize a great education is about more than attending class. It’s about making friends, memories, and a name for yourself as someone who’s passionate about learning. Earning an A&M-Commerce degree and being part of the Texas A&M University system will not only look good on your resume, it will give you the confidence you need to compete in the marketplace.

Campus information

Athletics’ facilities include:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Cross country
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

Jerry D. Morris Recreation Center

The $12 million state of the art Campus Rec Center, which opened June 2003, serves as the “heartbeat” of student life at A&M-Commerce. The Morris Recreation Center includes: 45-foot climbing rock, 3-lane jogging track, 4 racquetball courts, 2 basketball courts, large fitness room with cardiovascular and weight equipment, aerobics room, classroom, snack area, and locker rooms. The outdoor area includes: heated leisure pool (beach-type entry, fountains, water tunnel, current channel, bubble jet benches, 3-lap lanes), 2-tier hot tub with water fall, 2 sand volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts, picnic tables, BBQ pits, and a sunbathing area.

The recreation center is named in honor of Dr. Jerry D. Morris, the ninth President of East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce), 1987-1997. Dr. Morris served the University effectively for over 27 years. His commitment to developing the talent of faculty, staff and students, and his dedication to the importance of community relations is an enduring tribute to all who enter these doors. Dr. Morris’ portrait hangs in the lobby of the MRC.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is located about one hour drive northeast of the Dallas metroplex.

Commerce is a city of around 8000 people, about fifteen minutes drive north of Interstate Highway 30. The area is a rich combination of rural life - including local music, festivals and other unique entertainment - combined with the nearness of the nation's fifth largest metropolitan area.

If you are visiting Commerce, you will be able to find quality lodging at one of the area hotels. Other nearby cities include Greenville (about twenty minutes drive west), Sulphur Springs (about twenty minutes drive east) and Paris (about one hour drive north). These cities boast a wealth of opportunities for lodging, entertainment and shopping.

Once you arrive in Commerce, please take the time to stroll around our beautiful campus. We have many new facilities for learning and recreation, including our new Student Center, Science Building and state of the art Planetarium, Recreation Center and dorms. There are often activities on campus that are open to all such as plays in our Theatre, music performances, art exhibitions and planetarium shows.


Single Student Housing Rates (Per Semester)

  • Smith Hall & Berry Hall - $1,944
  • Women's Hall & Sorority Houses - $1,944
  • Pride Rock - $3,131
  • Private Room Option for Berry, Smith, Women's Hall, and Sorority Houses - $2,348
  • Whitley Hall
    • Floors 2 through 4 - $2,550
    • Floors 5 through 12 - $2,288
  • Phase II - New Residence Hall - $3,131
  • West Halls - $2,374
  • New Pride Apartments
    • 2 Bedroom, Two Bath - $2,778
    • 4 Bedroom, Two Bath - $2,500
  • Prairie Crossing
    • 1/1 One Bedroom, One Bath - $3,141
    • 2/1 Two Bedroom, One Bath - $2,717
    • 2/2 Two Bedroom, Two Bath - $2,848
    • 4/2 Four Bedroom, Two Bath - $2,500


Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 1 Business and Management 3 Creative Arts & Design 2 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 3 Law 2 Mass Communication & Media 1


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